PRESIDENT Trump demands reinstatement of all suspended sanctions on Iran stating that will never have a nuclear weapon.
Trump said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to New York on Thursday, ordering the sanctions be reinstated.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at the National Combat Board Meeting with Coronavirus in Tehran, Iran on August 15, 2020.
“It’s a snapback,” Trump said at a press briefing.
“The United States intends to restore all the previously suspended sanctions on Iran,” he added.
The move from the Trump administration comes after accusing the country of not abiding by the 2015 nuclear deal.
“My administration will not allow this Iran nuclear situation to go on,” Trump said.
“They will never have a nuclear weapon.
“Iran will never have a nuclear weapon,” Trump vowed.
The US – which two years ago pulled out of the Iran Nuclear deal – failed to extend a weapons ban against Tehran, Iran’s capital, The Associated Press reported.
Sanctions had been eased on the 2015 deal.
Trump called the deal – made under the Obama administration– “disastrous.”
It’s unclear if any countries will even engage with the US demands, given that the country pulled out of the deal two years ago.
Although the Trump administration is asking for sanctions (Trump demands reinstatement of all suspended sanctions on Iran) to be imposed, US allies including Britain and France are against it, the AP reported.
China and Russia are also opposed, the AP reports.
Trump claimed that if he is re-elected, “within the first month… Iran will be coming to us” to make another deal.“We got nothing except a short-term little deal,” Trump said of previous negotiations.
Since the US pulled out of the 2015 deal, other powers in the Security Council have said America has no place to make such demands.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi argued the US “has no right to demand the Security Council to activate the rapid reinstatement of sanctions mechanism.”
Pompeo, however, defended the move from the US, the AP reported.
“This will be a fully valid enforceable Security Council resolution and we have every expectation that it will be enforced just like every other Security Council resolution that is in place,” Pompeo said.
He added the US “will be in full compliance” and added that “every country in the world” is expected to hold up obligations.
Trump demands reinstatement of all suspended sanctions on Iran, is this for real?